Over the weekend, there has been significant media attention on the senseless murder of George Floyd by a U.S policeman. However, this is not an isolated incident. In the last few weeks alone, there have been a number of racist attacks on the Black community, and has been an ongoing issue for a long time. This has led to recent media attention on the #BlackLivesMatter movement and today people are positing black squares as part of #blackouttuesday to raise awareness. We encourage people using the #blackouttuesday hashtag to NOT use the #blacklivesmatter hashtag, as it is currently removing space for important updates … Read the rest
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The current environment has allowed repugnant fraudsters to target our most vulnerable in a range of scams which, as of 20 March 2020, have led to approximately £960,000 being stolen from individuals. The City of London Police have reported a 400% increase in coronavirus-related scams and 105 crimes have been reported to Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for crime and cyber-crime. Many of these scams are ones we have seen before such as phishing sites or nasty malware attacking your computer. Others are related to online shopping scams involving highly sought-after items such as face masks and … Read the rest
UPDATE: As of 17:00 on Thursday 07 May 2020 the Online Learning Grant will be closed to new applications. If you have already submitted an application, this will still be processed and you will receive an outcome via email within 10 working days. The Online Learning Grant has received a very high level of applications and has provided funding to over 1200 students.
SUSU have worked with the University to successfully secure a fund for students to buy equipment and other products you may need to enable you to study from home!
This fund is open to ALL Undergraduate and … Read the rest
Lockdown may affect your mental and physical health in many ways, and its important to be aware of them so that we can ensure we reach out for help if and when we need it.
One of the things many people may struggle with is disordered eating, and a potential return of eating disorders, or intrusive thoughts associated with their previous eating disorder.
Our bodies may be reacting to the dramatic change in routine, and this can mean a decreased or increased appetite, craving different types of food, or anxiety associated with food being heightened.
Even so, there is absolutely … Read the rest
There’s lots of information around at the moment with different details about the support you can currently access, so we’ve put it all in one place in a summary below. These services are available for every student!
The Student Hardship Fund has been expanded and is available to any student. They have now streamlined the process so that it offers short term, six-week assessments to cover essential day to day living costs, so it is now easier to apply and faster to get money. You can use this to access money for accommodation costs, necessary technical equipment, food … Read the rest
When the academic year started in September, none of us could have predicted the situation we find ourselves in now. Everything is changing so rapidly and it can be really scary. But we want you to know, you’re not alone.
We, and Students’ Unions from across the UK, have a message for you…
Up and down the country, your student representatives are working tirelessly with your Universities and institutions to support you as best as we can.
Thank you to Winchester Student Union, UCLan SU, University of Essex Students’ Union, University of Birmingham Guild of Students, … Read the rest
As your Students’ Union, we strongly condemn the prorogation of the UK Parliament by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Our stance has been taken in line with the results of our All Student Vote conducted in March this year, in which 82.9% of students who voted (from a total turnout of 17.9%) asked us to support the national campaign for a People’s Vote on Brexit. By suspending Parliament, the Prime Minister is halving the time for MPs to hold him to account and debate Brexit before the upcoming deadline on October 31st. As a result, this effectively eliminates the … Read the rest
Written by SCA Society President, Laura Barr
I took over as President of SCA in late 2017, and this time almost exactly one year ago in 2018, I was having meetings with various members of staff to organise a new project myself and SCA wanted to do: understand what is really going on at the University of Southampton. This month, the University Council approved the action plan proposed to them.
Within that year, so much has happened. The survey we ran was a success, with 857 responses. We had 6 survivors bravely tell their stories in short films. As a … Read the rest
The Soton Tab recently published an article regarding the death of a University of Southampton student. This article displays a complete lack of sensitivity on the subject, with no mention of support services for readers.
The Union has received complaints from students, including submissions to You Make Change, and the article has received considerable backlash on social media.
Students have asked the Union to take action. We have therefore contacted the national Tab directly and asked them to take down the article out of respect for the student, their family & friends, and all those affected by this tragic event.… Read the rest
As a Students’ Union, mental health and wellbeing is so important to us. SUSU, as well as University of Southampton, have a number of services available to every student. We would like to take this You Are More Than Your Studies to remind you of these.
Whether you need some support, would like to get involved or just need some more info we’ve got it all below.
The Advice Centre
The Advice Centre, located in Building 40, provides free, independent and confidential support to all students. They can help you with issues that could be impacting your mental health … Read the rest